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The annual Mornington Winter Jazz Festival is back again this year from the 5th -8th of June over the Queen's Birthday long weekend. This family friendly festival sees Mornington's Main Street come alive with the sounds of music flowing from restaurants, bars, cafes and parks.
The 2015 line-up includes some big national artists including the charismatic Jude Perl, the sensational George Golla with Jacki Cooper showcasing their 'Tea for Two' 80th Birthday Celebration album performance, the effervescent George Washingmachine in Feel The Manouche and many more being announced daily.
Performances in the program include ticketed events but also a great range of free entertainment including a special Main Street market on Sunday 8th 9am-2pm with a mixture of home made items for sale, jazz bands performing and lots of great restaurants and cafes to soak up the festival atmosphere.
Image courtesy of Winter Wine Jazz Festival
All up 31 venues across Mornington will have live swing and Jazz music performed by local artists over the three day festival and include but are not limited to:
Jazz at Mornington Races on Monday 8th
Jazz on the train @ Mornington Heritage Railway on the 7th
Cafes/restaurants including Leaf and Bean, God's Kitchen, Beaches, The Counting House, The Rocks, Biscottini, The Grand Hotel, The Royal Hotel and Onde Fine Food to name a few.
Certain show tickets include dinner and usually sell out quickly, whilst other tickets cover entry only. Tickets go on sale May 1st 2015.
Also there are historical guided tours on the 7th and 8th at various times noted in the Jazz program here.
Whilst on the Peninsula, you may also like to check out the Winter Wine Festival between the 6th-8th June at the Red Hill Showgrounds and many of the local wineries. For more info click here. Have a great Queens Birthday long weekend on the Mornington Peninsula.